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314456Division titles were on the line last Saturday night at Wiscasset Speedway, and the champs rose to the occasion. Point leaders Adam Chadbourne of the NAPA Super Street division, Nick Hinkley of the Late Model Sportsman class, Ryan Chadwick of the Thunder 4 division, and Jerry McKenna of the Mini Trucks were all on hand to defend their lead and to bring the championship home. The weather was warm and pleasant. The crowd cheered on their favorite drivers and watched as three of the four point leaders won their division races. Wrapping up the night was a one hundred lap Enduro.

The spotlighted race of the week was a thirty-five lap NAPA Super Street feature. Heading into the last point race, Adam Chadbourne of the #1 had only a six point lead over James Osmond of the #05. Prior to race time Osmond said, “Chadbourne has dominated in this division, and his car is fast today. I would need to beat him by four positions for me to win the championship. We will have to see what happens.”

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ACT LogoIncludes Full Bond ACT Invitational Roster

Waterbury, VT – The starting field for the 6th annual Bond Auto ACT Invitational at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway (NHMS) on Saturday, September 20, 2014 has been set. The sixth edition of the event will have the American Canadian Tour (ACT) introducing fans to a promising future for regional Late Model short track stock car racing. Veteran champions and former NHMS winners Eddie MacDonald, Rowley, MA; Joey Polewarczyk, Jr. (Pole), Hudson, NH; Ray Parent, Tiverton, RI; and Brian Hoar, Williston, VT have all won events at the “Magic Mile”. This year there are lots of young emerging stars who will challenge the veterans.

 

Top ten point chasers who are looking to make a statement at the Bond Auto ACT Invitational include two Vermont drivers, Jimmy Hebert, Williamstown and 18 year-old Emily Packard, E. Montpelier. Hebert already has two ACT wins with an opening event at Lee USA Speedway in 2013 and a win at the 7/8ths mile Sanair Speedway, outside Montreal, Quebec. He was also second-fastest of the thirty-five (35) cars participating in the recent test and tune session at NHMS. Packard may have more laps in 2014 than any other competitor in the field entering the Invitational. She has raced a full schedule on the ACT US and is currently 5th in points, less than 10 points out of second place. She also has maintained full-time weekly schedules at both Thunder Road Int’l Speedbowl in Barre, VT and Devil’s Bowl Speedway in West Haven, VT.

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Photo by Norm Marx

Mark Lucas took advantage of another driver’s displeasure to capture the inaugural Mayhan Antiques & More 75 lap main event. Other support division winners visiting Allen’s Coffee Flavored Brandy victory lane on day three of the Oxford 250 weekend included Josh Childs, Mathew Bourgoine, and Kris Watson.

Joshua Brown was headed for an easy win in the PASS Modified race, but tangled with a lapped car around lap 50. Contact sent the #05 of Ron Henry around in turn three bringing out the caution. The field raced back to green with Brown pulling away once again. Mitch Miller raced his way to second while Mark Lucas and Andy Shaw battled for third. Lucas raced by both Shaw and Miller to take over the second spot, but had nothing for Brown until Brown was run high by Henry in turn four allowing much of the field to race by, handing Lucas the lead. Lucas cruised to his second win of the weekend, and the hefty $1,000 payday. Miller placed second ahead of Shaw, Brown and Billy Dixon.
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NEMST1The Texas Roadhouse North East Mini Stock Tour kicked off the 2nd half of its 2014 season at Star Speedway in Epping, NH on Saturday with the tour hosting its highest car count ever at Star. 26 of the Twisted Tea touring mini stocks rolled into the paddock area and prepared their cars for a 50 lap feature and the first under a new $100 Bounty put on current point leader Toby Wells.
Emerson Cayer, Justin King, and Toby Wells all won their respective heats with great battles throughout each field exciting the crowd for the main event of the evening. Cayer drew an invert chip of 4 rows to set the field for the feature with Trombley and Helliwell set to lead the field to green. Cayer and Wells would start 11th and 12th due to NEMST rules not allowing current year winners to start within the top 10.
The initial green was short lived as Nick Maniatis pushed it 3 wide into turn one and was clipped and collected by Mike Viens and Justin King, King would be done for the evening following his excellent heat race performance. The field was reset and returned to a clean green, Trombley broke out to the early lead with Helliwell, Maniatis, and Larsen quickly following in tow.

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Date: July 13th 2014

Super Pro/Pro Final Results
Place    Name    Hometown
1st Place    Bob Cousins    Brewer
2nd Place    Gage Reynolds    Orono

Super Pro Eliminator Race Results
Place    Name    Hometown
1st Place    Bob Cousins    Brewer
2nd Place    Jerry Hatch    Lubec
Semifinalist    Jennifer Fusco    Turner
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 Pro Eliminator Results
Place    Name    Hometown
1st Place    Gage Reynolds    Orono
2nd Place    Jim Collins    Waterville
Semifinalist    Luc Beaulieu    Winslow
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Street Eliminator Results
Place    Name    Hometown
1st Place    Christine Leeman    Letang NB
2nd Place    Randy Herrick    Stockton Springs
Semifinalist    Mark Norwood    Trenton
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Bikes and Sleds Results
Place    Name    Hometown
1st Place    Paul Keaten II    Athens
2nd Place    Jim Marston    Fairfield
Semifinalist    Dennis Greene    Clinton
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Jr. Dragster Race Results
Place    Name    Hometown
1st Place    Danielle Fusco    Turner
2nd Place    Johnathan Condon    Chelsea
Semifinalist        
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Street Trophy Race Results
Place    Name    Hometown
1st Place    Alyssa Walcott    Bernard
2nd Place    Rebecca Lee     Wayne
Semifinalist        


Ford Day Race Results
Place    Name    Hometown
1st Place    Dustin Calder     Campobello NB
2nd Place    Mike Whitaker    S. China
Semifinalist    Raymond Campbell    Winslow

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photo by Peter Taylor

By Lisa Maguire

It was a beautiful day last Saturday at the Wiscasset Speedway.  The sun was shining, and fans gathered to watch the group two division of races including Thunder 4’s, Strictly Street, Mini Trucks, and Late Model Sportsman.  The flex race of the week was a New England Pro 4 Tour feature.  The tour visited the track last year, and Bryan Lancaster from Skowhegan was last year’s winner

First on the track was the spotlighted race of the week, a 35 lap Strictly Street feature.  Starting on the pole was the #36 of Richard Spaulding.  The # 32 of Tasha Dyer, and Gerry Freve of the #39 were behind him.

Freve passed Dyer during lap two on turn one for second.  Freve and Dyer battled for second.  Dyer was able to claim second back after a caution during lap seven caused a restart.   Dyer passed Freve on the inside of turn one when racing action resumed.  Back in the pack was Corey Morgan of the #26.  Morgan was weaving through lap traffic, and had moved to fourth position from his thirteenth place start by lap six.  Morgan also used the caution to his advantage and passed Freve for third on the inside of the backstretch.

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Eddie MacDonald Joins All New England Team for the Sprint Cup Race at NHMS

Local racing legend Eddie MacDonald from Rowley, Mass. will drive the #32 Go FAS Racing Ford Fusion owned by fellow New Englanders Archie St. Hilaire from Old Orchard Beach, Maine and long-time NASCAR crew chief Frank Stoddard from No. Haverhill, N.H. Completing the all-NE team is Michael Alden, President and CEO of Blue Vase Marketing based in Beverly, Mass, as the primary sponsor aboard the Go FAS Racing entry in the Camping World Sales 301 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 13.
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ACT American Canadian Tour

Packard Scores Top-5 in ACT at White Mountain Motorsports Park

EAST MONTPELIER, Vt – Two thirds of the way through the American Canadian Tour season and Packard is locked in the middle of the ACT championship points battle. Continuing her impressive season, Packard and her 9x Northstar Fireworks/Packard Fuels team set out this weekend to build on their success, including the ACT race at White Mountain Motorsports Park race. Packard finished the race in 5th place, moving her from 4th to 2nd in the championship point standings. “This was my first time at White Mountain in a late model, so I spent practice just learning the track, and where I needed to run,” said Packard.

In the heat race Packard started in the third position, fighting an ill-handling race car she was able to finish the heat in third place. This got her into the race without having to run in the consolation race, which gave Neal and the guys time to work on the car. “We fought a car that was loose in and pushy tight through the center in the heat race,” Packard said “But the guys went back and forth across the spectrum to fix the car for the feature event.”
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